Lostboy saidI don´t get the conservative fuss about judicial activism.. how do people think that Bush got into power in 2000? Do they think he actually won the vote?
Two points of response to this:
If Gore had been able to win his own home state, we wouldn't be having this discussion.
And...the popular vote debate is, well, popular, but ignores the Constitution. Also, you have to recognize that many fiscal conservatives living in states like Virginia and Texas in 2000 simply didn't vote, knowing Bush would already carry those states. I was one of them. I don't cast my votes based on social policy anyway; that's not the role of government or politicians; they've just assumed it. And you, like most, simply tried to change the subject instead of admitting the Republican appointed judge served you best in this instance. I don't think Bush would regret the appointment at all. He would say it's working exactly as it should. I would be willing to be the conservative majority of the current Supreme Court would go the same way. But a liberal Supreme Court would never back other rights, like the 2nd Amendment.